No More Wannabe Playboys

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*This article is excerpted from Timothy Willard and Jason Locy's new book Home Behind The Sun: Connect With God in the Brilliance of the Everyday.  A hundred years ago, fatherlessness was a result of paternal death. Today, …

Before You Get Off This Bathroom Floor

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To the single woman on the day you find out you’re pregnant: You’re sitting on the cold bathroom floor, eyes wide, heart pounding, hands trembling with a positive test bearing two pink lines indicating that yes, …

No Way Around But Through

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I don’t know what it was, exactly, that Focus on the Family and the conservative Christian leadership were trying to give families when I was a kid, but I know what it felt like, what …

The Allure of Happiness and The Absence of Time

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Two strains of wrong both with the appearance of pretty: one, happy and two, busy. Both are drugs to appease something wrong deep within me – acceptance – speaking to the question that dull aches like …

Family

May 08 2014

For Your Own Good

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I didn't realize how strong my 18-month-old was until I had to hold a breathing treatment mask over his nose and mouth. He bucked, kicked, and pushed the misty mask away while screaming in agony. I …

Family

May 07 2014

Everyday Lament

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Words pierce like a weapon. The comments crisscross via phone slashing her. In the middle of a seminary campus walks a woman with quick stride and a crushed heart. When we talk she’s stunned (or …

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